It’s your lucky day (GIVEAWAY!)…

…because you get to read all about the Versatile Blogger award that I received from ALYSSA (and there’s a giveaway at the end so keep reading ;))!  Thank you, Alyssa!  It’s so nice to see that people appreciate the things that I write and read on a regular basis.  I am supposed to share seven things about myself.  Now, I have done this before with other posts so in today’s edition I will share seven things about TODAY!

1.  I ate the most delicious oats for breakfast with sliced banana, cinnamon, stevia, and hemp seeds.

2.  I got my trash kicked at the gym today doing Stephanie’s leg workout.  I obviously had to modify it because she is a crazy beast and well, I am not.  Seriously, who does 5 SETS of anything?  Not normal.  Either way, it was a great workout and I will definitely be doing it again.  Go check out her blog for food and fitness tips!

3.  Although I could barely feel my legs, that didn’t stop me from doing 45 minutes of cardio – 15 minutes jumping rope and 30 minutes on the elliptical.

4.  I came home and ate a TLT (tempeh, lettuce, tomato) sandwich along with a side of tomato + red pepper soup.  Both were equally delicious.

5.  I took pictures of myself using a tripod Dean gave me.  Whoever invented these things is a genius.  I don’t know why I don’t use it more often.

6.  Before you think I’m a total creep for doing #5, the reason I took pictures of myself is because I have to show you some great stuff that I got in the mail from Tommie Copper and also tell you that I’m having another GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!

7.  I think my blog friends are some pretty amazing and lucky people.

Tommie Copper makes compression infused with copper (crazy, right?).  That’s what makes this compression wear so different.  It doesn’t work by being restrictive and uncomfortable like a lot of other compression wear I have tired.  Instead, it is make from an extremely light compression fabric with patented copper infused yarn.  Why copper??  From their website, “copper stimulates the immune system to fight infections, repair injured tissues, and promote healing. Copper also helps to neutralize “free-radicals” which can cause severe damage to cells.”  The benefits of compression combined with copper increase the effectiveness of Tommie Copper’s product.  You can read more about the benefits of compression and copper on their website.

Jordan from Tommie Copper gave me the option of choosing what I wanted (which was really nice!).  I was immediately attracted to the compression shirt.

 I read on their site that it adds compression support for the back and shoulders.  I don’t know about you, but my upper body gets fairly stiff when I workout, whether it’s strength training or running.  I thought this shirt would be perfect.  And it is!  It is super thin and light and can be worn underneath other clothing.  I like the look of it so much that I would wear it even on it’s own.

I also chose to try out the knee sleeves.  I had PFS last year and thought that I could really use these to help with lingering pain that comes and goes after strenuous workouts and runs.

At first I was unsure about these sleeves.  After looking at the size chart I ordered them in a size medium because I didn’t want the elastic on top to be too tight (and make my thigh fat spill over the edges).  The elastic is still pretty snug on the medium and the fabric isn’t super tight.  I have a feeling this is what they’re supposed to be like though.  I’m comparing them to my compression socks which are so tight that I work up a sweat putting them on (and I can’t wear them for very long).  These are supposed to work in a different way – the copper goes to work while you barely notice that you even have them on (so you can wear them all day!).

NOW FOR THE FUN PART – Jordan over at Tommie Copper is giving you the opportunity to win your very own set of sleeves!!  Here’s what you need to do (write a separate comment for each thing you so so all entries are counted!):

– LIKE Tommie Copper on Facebook

– Follow Tommie Copper on Twitter

– Visit the Tommie Copper website and tell me which sleeves you would benefit from the most

– Tweet, Facebook, or share this giveaway on your blog

UPDATE:  Follow my blog and/or like my Facebook page here for an extra entry!

Contest ends on Monday, October 3rd!  GOOD LUCK!!!


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    I am in serious need of the *ankle* compression sleeve! I’m so worried that my ankle pain is going to mess up my marathon training. I’ve been RICE-ing it up the wazoo (minus the compression…) and it still feels sore. I need the ankle sleeve to (R)est (I)ce (C)ompression (E)levation!!!!

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    I’ve never had the luxury of trying ANY compression sleeves, so I’ll take what I can get!! I suppose the Calf Compression Sleeves are a perfect start? AWESOME giveaway — and CONGRATS on the blogger award — you are faaaabulous that’s why:)

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    i would really love the knee sleeves – i am just coming back from an injury (torn meniscus) and i think these would make my poor knees very, very happy during my runs!

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    Nikki says

    Where do I start! That shirt sounds awesome. I definitely get some tightness and soreness in my back and shoulders after lifting and the ankle sleeve looks awesome too, since I’ve been getting some arch and heel soreness after long-runs. I’m pretty much a mess.

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    Wow copper? What an awesome idea! And a relief to hear there is an option out there for light weight compression! Awesome. Once again, I won’t enter the give away since I’m so far away and can’t easily receive packages, but I am jealous of the winner, whoever they are!

    I love the tri-pod self taken pics. What a good idea! Not creepy. Way better than me in the bathroom mirror. Let’s all hope I don’t do any more of that, haha!

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    I need need NEED those knee sleeves! Are you joking me?! by far my favorite thing on the site. Oh man. Please randomly choose me! I wouldn’t mind the calf sleeves either. They are pretty inexpensive! I’m glad I checked them out. Thanks.

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    I could really use the calf compression sleves as I was diagnosed with plantir faciitis a few weeks before my first half-marathon and am only 2 weeks away now!

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    Katya says

    I think I would benefit most from the calf compression sleeves because I injured my peroneous longus (outside of calf) while training for a 25k last spring.

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    K W says

    I would benefit most from the Women’s Compression Shirt (large) because I have a lot of back, shoulder and neck pain. It may not cover the neck but I’d like to try it for my back and shoulders. Thank you! :)

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    Sharelle Silveira says

    The shirt would help me the most! I have Multiple Sclerosis and I’ve tried working out with different support gear but it’s all too heavy for me. I’ve been looking for something lighter. After reading reviews TC is the BEST! I’ve done all the steps for this contest! I hope I win because this would really help me out!

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    DEFINITILY the calf compression sleeves! My trouble spot seems to be the inner lower portion of…what I haven’t figured out to be yet…shin? or inner side of calf? It’s weird, but this compression sleeve looks like it would help in either case!

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    done and done. so cool.very happy i stumbled upon your blog. obviously, i’m following. lol. I’d love if you’d check out of my latest Lauren Conrad inspired outfit post. I took the pictures in front of her old house on the Hills. So pretty. Love to hear what you think.Thanks love. xoxo
    LA adventures from a southern girl.

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    Heather says

    I would benefit the most from the calf compression sleeves. I get awful shin splints and calf pain after working out, and these would do wonders I am sure! I think they would definitely help ease the pain and motivate me to keep working out and stay fit.

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    Kait says

    I am following Tommie Copper on Twitter!

    P.S. Super cool give away! I’d never heard of TC before this, now I’m itching to get some!!

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    Kait says

    I just checked out TC’s website! I think that I would benefit the most from either calf or knee compression sleeves. I have had some crazy problems with shin splints, stress fractures, and tendonitis of the knee. (YUCK!) BUUUT maybe these guys could help out!?!

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    EndurancePapi says

    I like and Follow TC. Now following your blog and have read through a few already. Great stuff. I would really like to get the calf sleeves. Think it would benefit me the most since I do multiple sports. Thanks for the contest.

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    Patty says

    I would benefit from the calf sleeves. I am constantly battling shin splints and I think these would really help me out.

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    I’d love to try out the knee sleeves to see if it would help alleviate any knee pain I get (runner’s knee sufferrer), especially after my long runs

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    For me it’s a toss-up between the ankle sleeves and the calf sleeves since I currently have damage to both achilles and calves. I’d be happy with either :)

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    I am catching up on my Athletarian-blog-reading and even though this comment has nothing to do with your giveaway, I felt compelled to add my .02 cents because of this:

    I ordered them in a size medium because I didn’t want the elastic on top to be too tight (and make my thigh fat spill over the edges).

    Please tell me you are joking? From the photo alone, and before I even read that ridiculous statement above, I was thinking to myself: “Man. She has not ONE ounce of fat on her body.” Seriously, girl…you are lean and all muscle – I see photos of you and read about your athleticism and I am inspired!


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    can’t wait to check out that crazy leg workout!!
    I had a chickpea/lentil burger with lentil soup today!nom nom

    Seriously, you are the only one I have ever seen look hot in knee sleeves!! :)

    I already like TC on FB

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    I would get a set of calf sleeves.
    I had a set but I loaned them to a friend with chronic calf pain and well…he needs them more than I do right now. I don’t have the heart to ask for them back-they have kept him running pain free.

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    I was so very impressed by the TV comercial regarding ” Tommy Copper” products
    I sure could use several items from Neck to Foot for all my elderly problems..
    Is there a chance to be so Lucky??? would love to hear from you to try one item
    If it works ,I would be glad to spread the good News to my Familie- Friends and acquantenances about this miracle Compression wear.
    please be so kind and think on me, Veronika


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